Ellie Inspired "Back-to-School Blog Tour" - School Days Skirt


Welcome, Ellie Inspired fans to the next stop on the 
Back-to-School Blog Tour - Fall 2014!


Today's feature is...  


Wowsers, this summer has flown by!  I cannot believe school is right around the corner and this year is super exciting -- my oldest is heading to Kindergarten!!!  EEEKS!

When Laura of Ellie Inspired invited me on her Back-to-School tour, I knew I'd be choosing a pattern for my 5 year old.  My daughter loves to wear skirts so I chose the School Days Skirt.  This pattern comes in sizes 1-16 and contains two options - ruffled or stripwork.  I chose the ruffled version for my sassy diva. And I just happened to have some fabric laying around in her school colors (Go Cardinals)!!

(PS... after the gazillion photos, there is an awesome giveaway and sale -- don't miss it!)

I added ric rac at the top of the ruffles for added interest
with a black rolled hem for extra pop.

Let's go inside....


the pattern, that is :)

Pattern Highlights
  • Sizes 1-16
  • Two versions are included: Ruffled or Stripwork
  • Optional Playground shorts included
  • Pattern Pieces: 6 printable pages (shorts only); all skirt measurements are in a cutting chart
  • Tutorial: Easy to follow instructions with line drawings
  • Charts included: Fabric Requirements, Sizing, Cutting Measurements, & Fabric Layout Diagram
  • Beginner friendly pattern



Standing proud in front of her new school!!!

The cutting chart is easy to follow.  Skirt construction is a breeze.  The only change I made was I gathered my two ruffle pieces together (as if they were one) rather than separately like the tutorial instructs.

LOVE that the shorts are included in the pattern.
I made these using white knit from Purple Seamstress.

Ummm, yeah -- ^ this is why the shorts included are so supremely awesome!!!   I decided to make my shorts out of knit for extra comfort.  After finishing the skirt, I thought of using the Ellie Inspired Leggings pattern for a tighter fit next time.  *note - I have no idea whether the leggings will work or not- but I will surely try!


My daughter is IN LOVE with her new skirt.  She wore it again today for her Kindergarten Assessment and did a little twirl for the teacher.  LOL 

School Tour -- Outfit (left) is Sweetheart (modified) Top by Little Lizard King
and the Petunia Petal Pants (cropped) by Lilygiggle.  

Of course my 3 year old could not understand why she didn't have a new outfit sooo.... baby girl got a turn in front of the camera.  This girl makes me smile!

Of course, it's slightly large on her :)



So I rolled the waist and untucked her tank top!

I'm not sure if Kindergarten is ready for this sassy diva, but she sure is ready for Kindergarten!!



The Ellie Inspired Back-to-School Collection includes 6 NEW patterns for both boys and girls in sizes 1 - 16, 4 upgraded patterns, 1 accessory pattern, PLUS a FREE tote pattern with every purchase!  The more you buy, the more you SAVE!!

Click HERE to start shopping!!
(Sale ends Friday, Aug 15th 11:59pm, CST)



Laura is donating a 3-pattern pack to one lucky reader!
Good luck!



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31 comments on "Ellie Inspired "Back-to-School Blog Tour" - School Days Skirt"
  1. Oh, too hard to decide! Love the skirt, the backpack and that little dolman dress! Your daughters look so cute! And it's funny they can already wear each others' clothes!

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  2. The primary pinafore, the sweetpea coat and the playground skirt

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  3. I would do the school day skirt, the dolman, and the book worm back pack or the sweet pea coat.

    Sorry it posts hubby's name.

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  4. That's hard to pick. But I love your skirt, the fabric is perfect!

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  5. I love the dolman dress, the coat and that skirt! The whole collection is just adorable! :)

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  6. Thank you so much for the chance, I'd like the Sugar Horses, the Prarie Girl and Lil Bluebird

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  7. The back to school skirt for sure (love the built in shorts!!), backpack, and the pinafore! Thanks!

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  8. Ooo -- such a hard decision! I'd love to win the Primary Pinafore and Blouse, Twirl Girl Dress, and Butterfly Dreams -- but I' should consult with my granddaughters first!

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  9. Jazzy Girl, Charlie's Camp shirt, and the School Girl dress

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  10. The back to school skirt, Bookworm Backpack and Study Hall sweatshirt

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  11. Backpack, sweatshirt, um... Still deciding what to smock!

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  12. The backpack and lunch bag for sure! So many great patterns to choose from!

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  13. So hard to decide.....love the Dolman dress, bookworm backpack and lunchbox, and the urban girl......

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  14. Bookworm backpack, pinafore and the back to school skirt.

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  15. In love with the bookworm backpack <3

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  16. Hmm, hard to pick just 3 but love the skirt, the Dolman dress and would add the gorgeous sweet pea coat!

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  17. the back pack , pinafore, urban girl. love the school bus pics.

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  18. pinafore, dolman dress, lunch tote

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  19. butterfly dreams, sleeping bunnies and texas rose

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  20. Great stuff there, how fun that the girls can almost share clothes!

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  21. It would be tough to choose 3, but I think sweet pea, dixie, and the Texas shirtdress.

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  22. Leotard, sporty knit dress and nightgown

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  23. I would get 3 girls patterns because I only have girls but I don't know if I could narrow it down yet.

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  24. I'm not sure, but I'd love to try any of them.

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  25. Great blog post!! love to make the school girls skirt, the pinafore and the dolman dress!

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  26. I would choose the Backpack, the School Girls Skirt and the Dolman dress, cos these were the one's I couldn't afford to purchase :)

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  27. Cute! The dress and your girls!

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  28. Your daughter is adorable!!!

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